Friday, February 25, 2011

Ten on Tuesday on Friday

1. What are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day. Do you love it? Hate it? Loves it. I can't help it. There are lots of reasons that I love Valentine's Day even if, at the end of every single one, I go to sleep a titch disappointed. I know that people who actually do get chocolate and flowers are a little disappointed, too. I know that it's only my own brain that I'm fighting against in that department. A whole day dedicated to flowers, candy, hearts, balloons and forcing you to remind people that you like them. I think it's great.

2. What is your favorite romantic comedy? You've Got Mail. Doy.

3. Meg Ryan & John Mellencamp: what’s your first reaction? I don't understand the question.

4. All time favorite poem or quote? The quote question is too much. But my favorite poem is easy. Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold. "Ah, love, let us be true/ to one another! For the world, which seems/ to lie before us like a land of dreams,/ so various, so beautiful, so new, /hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, /nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;/ and we are here as on a darkling plain/ swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,/ where ignorant armies clash by night."

5. What’s the longest amount of time you’ve gone without sleep? (like consecutive hours). I do not like to even think about this question because I am a lover of sleep. As an adult, I'll say that once I chaperoned a lock-in. A lock-in, by the way, is probably the dumbest invention in the history of youth groups. You get a bunch of moody teenagers all together, get them hyped up on sugar and sleep deprivation and then expect it to end well? I mean--who's the moron here? So, that was, I don't feel like doing the math 24 hours?, to answer the question.

6. What color ink do you prefer to use? Blue. I'm a blue-ink girl. Black is harsh and when I'm filling out forms, and things (which I do quite a bit at my job) I lose my handwriting when I use black. So I try to keep a blue on me at all times. Also, I'm ultra picky about my pens. I don't want one with a cap--I will lose it and then draw all over my pocket. Also, I don't really love those super fancy glidey ball pens. I like a good, generic, ball point pen. Preferably featuring a misspelled advertisement but I understand that beggars can't be choosers.

7. Share with us a blog that you recently found and fell in love with (and link us!) Books of Adam. Turns out that I'm, like, the only person left who doesn't read this. Everyone's all "OMG, how have you not read Books of Adam" and you know how I am about over-hypped things. I still haven't seen Avatar or read Twilight or Harry Potter. So, anyway, this won't be news to you.

8. If you could be on a reality TV show which one would you choose? Um... I don't watch TV (reality or otherwise) but I'd have to go with one of those where they tell you that you're ugly and then give you a haircut and a new dress and then let you drive around a race track in a reasonably priced car. That's a thing, right? What Not To Wear + Top Gear = Brilliant show idea. (As long as it takes place in Britan because have you seen this new tripe that they're calling "American Top Gear" good lord).

9. Mountains or Beach? I don't think I have to tell you how I feel about bathing suits.

10. With the Oscars around the corner, what’s your pick for best picture? Oooh. I don't know. Let me Google who's nominated. (Now sit here for a minute in eager anticipation, k?)

Okay. Hold on. There are TEN nominees for this award? Let's go through the list:

Black Swan --What did I just say about hype? I didn't see it. But I will for sure rent it.
The Fighter -- I don't know what this is.
Inception -- I watched it! And I felt like a champion when it was over, like I'd just finished the Times Crossword Puzzle or understood a cartoon in the New Yorker!
The Kids are All Right -- This movie was all right. I can not believe it's up for best picture, though. And I can't be the only person who's sick and tired of seeing Julianne Moore's nipples. Am I?
The King's Speech -- I am vaguely familiar with the premise of this film.
The Social Network -- I loved it a lot. I could talk about it for pages.
127 Hours -- I watched it. I didn't puke at all like they said I would. I thought it was brilliantly done.
Toy Story 3 -- This is... this is the list for BEST PICTURE, right?!
True Grit -- Thought about watching it. Then I didn't.
Winter's Bone -- I have only heard of this film through Wayne and Garth.

I would pick The Social Network. Here's why: It's a long, long movie about the creation of Facebook and it should be boring as hell. It should be two hours of 2 guys sitting at their computers and then 3 guys and then 2 again. But it's not. It's actually quite gripping and exciting and, more than anything else, fucking gorgeous. The story was great. The acting was great. The fake twins were great (that statement is not about boobs). The filming was great. Hell, even the sound was great. Those guys win.

The End.


Curly-T said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who hasn't read Harry Potter!
Also - American Top Gear - have you watched it? I've never seen the British Top Gear, which I know came first, but our version - I love it! It's a car show my husband enjoys that I can watch without having to know anything about cars. Awesome.
And there is my unneeded defending of something for the day. :)

Libby Marie said...

I assure you, if you saw 15 minutes of Jeremy Clarkson test driving... anything, you'd never waste your time with American Top Gear again.

It's boring. Granted, it's better than any other American automotive program but I'd still rather tweeze.

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